The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in September 2013. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Teaching duties will include but are not limited to large introductory courses in Islamic Studies. The selected candidate should have native or near-native fluency in Arabic, be prepared to contribute courses to the overall curriculum in Classical and Modern Standard Arabic, and be able to conduct instruction in Arabic in advanced classes, along with proficiency in a second language of Islamic cultural tradition. Candidates are expected to contribute to the diverse graduate programs in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Washington. Those who possess some expertise in other disciplines (e.g., Comparative Religion, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, etc.) are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have completed the requirements of a Ph. D. by the start of the appointment.

Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and samples of writing and publications, to nelcdept@uw.edu . Review of applications will begin October, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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